Information on fines
The following information covers the topic of fines and includes the legal bases, payment instructions and contact details.
Please consult the relevant websites for information on the statutory provisions and fines for traffic violations (some in German only):
- Laws and ordinances
- Swiss federal administrative fines (list of fines)
- Ordinance on administrative fines in Basel-Stadt (incl. list of fines)
- Rates for speeding fines (PDF, 29 KB)
Do you wish to contest a fine?
For reasons of security we do not provide information about open administrative fines by e-mail as this involves an ongoing criminal proceeding. Please send your appeal, letter or complaint in writing to the following address. You may also appear in person to discuss your fine.
We would like to point out that under Swiss law, the prosecution and punishment of (traffic) violations lapses only after three years (see Swiss Penal Code, Art. 109).
Would you like to pay your fine online with a MasterCard or VISA credit card?
Please go directly to the FinesOnline secure payment portal.
Further information for transferring payment for fines is available here:
- Switzerland, in Swiss francs only (CHF)
Basler Kantonalbank, CH-4002 Basel
Account no.: 16 501.525.91
Name of client: Department of Justice and Security, Cantonal Police Corps of Basel-Stadt, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
IBAN no.: CH87 0077 0016 0501 5259 1
SWIFT/BIC code: BKBBCHBBXXX
Sicherheitsdepartement des Kantons Basel-Stadt
- EU and rest of world, only in euros (€)
UBS Deutschland AG, D-Frankfurt am Main
Account no.: 2544131017
Name of client: Basel-Stadt Financial Administration, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
Bank code: 50220085
IBAN no.: DE59502200852544131017
- France, only in euros (€)
CIC Entreprises Europe, F-67958 Strasbourg
Beneficiary: Finanzverwaltung Basel-Stadt, CH-4001 Basel
Account no.: 00020040101
Bank code: 30087, affiliate: 33085
IBAN: FR76 3008 7330 8500 0200 4010 122
Please note that we require the following details to ensure prompt processing:
- Administrative fines
Name, vehicle registration number, number of the administrative fine (OB-Nummer)
Reason for payment and name of the administrative assistant responsible
- Taxes/fees levied by the vehicle licensing authority
Number plate number
- Special permits